Seersucker Thursday Resurrection Aided By Trent Lott’s Support
Wearing seersucker can be a controversial fashion statement in the nation’s capital. The light-weight striped fabric can cause skeptics to roll their eyes or prompt seersucker aficionados to strut their stuff around town with pride.
Wearing it is also a Senate tradition, albeit one that’s on hiatus this year because of concerns that “it would be politically unwise to be seen doing something frivolous when there’s so much conflict over major issues,” The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote last month.
But Seersucker Thursday is not totally dead. Not if former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who helped start the tradition when he served in the chamber, can help it.